Kim Despres continues to perform at a top level for Circle the City
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
For the second straight year, Circle the City CEO Kim Despres has been named to the 2023 Phoenix Titan 100, a national award recognizing the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry ‘demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision and passion.’
This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled online. Leaders will be honored at an awards ceremony Aug. 24 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, according to a press release.
The Titan 100 is presented by Wipfli.
Other Phoenix leaders included on this year’s Titan 100 are from a diverse set of industries — healthcare, real estate, nonprofit and technology. C-level leaders are classified as top executives serving as CEOs, presidents, founders and other top roles in their organizations. Collectively, the 2023 Phoenix Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 43,000 and generate more than $11 billion in annual revenue, the release states.
“The Titan 100 are changing the way that business is done in Phoenix,” said Jaime Zawmon, president of Titan CEO.
“These preeminent leaders have built a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their efforts to shape the future of the Phoenix business community. Their achievements create a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their clients and employees across the nation.”
Ms. Despres says she is humbled by the recognition of Titan 100.
“I’m honored to be a part of the Titan 100 again this year,” she said adding this recognition is far from an individual accomplishment. “Leaders need to rely on their team to support the organization’s vision make sure they are aligned with the same expectations — and the tools to succeed. Sometimes, it feels like a leap of faith, but for me, it has been extremely rewarding and impactful.”
Since the population served by Circle the City is complex, the nonprofits approach needs to be appropriate and comprehensive. This reality adds to another leadership challenge, but Ms. Despres said Circle the City is adept at ensuring the right stakeholders are engaged.
“We realize our work can’t be done alone and we tirelessly to work collectively to accomplish our mission,” Ms. Despres added.